Frank currently resides in Chicago where he has been involved in the improvised music scene since 2001. He has become an active member in many groups including Chicago Luzern Exchange, Rob Mazurek's Mandarin Movie, Fred Lomberg-Holm Trio, Ken Vandermark's Crisis Ensemble, The Thread Quintet, Indoor/Outdoor, Dave Rempis' Percussion Quartet and his own octet, Kite. He is also involved in projects such as Rolldown, Wealthsource, Fast Citizens, James Falzone's Allos IV, Desiring Machines, Meta-Stable Zoo, the Nick Broste Quintet, Matt Ulery Quintet, Soft Beater (frank's solo drumming project) and others. He has also been performing with some of Chicago's best musicians such as Jim Baker, Matt Lux, Kent Kessler, Tim Daisy, Guillermo Gregorio, Jeff Parker, David Boykin, Niki Mitchell, Keefe Jackson, Aram Shelton, Josh Berman, Bill Brimfield, Josh Abrams, Anton Hatwich, Jason Ajemian, Nate McBride as well as New York musicians like Steve Swell, Anthony Coleman, Alan Licht, Dominic Lalli and Matana Roberts. Frank was also recently on tour (Fall 2004) with the brilliant Bill Brovold in his no-wave group Larval. Frank has been involved with multiple national and international tours over the last 3 years.
On the All About Jazz website, you can find a review of two recent records that Frank plays on, Mandarin Movie and Chicago Luzern Exchange. You can also find reviews of recordings by Design Flaw and The Thread Quintet.
Look out for upcoming releases! They include:
-Chicago Luzerne Exchange - Several Lights featuring Mark Unternaeher, Josh Berman and Keefe Jackson (on Delmark Records) OUT NOW!
-Fred Lomberg-holm Trio - Other Valentines (on Atavistic Records) OUT NOW!
-Mandarin Movie - S/T (on Aesthetics) OUT NOW!
-The Dave Rempis Percussion Quartet (2005) (Utech records)
-Steve Dawson (of Dolly Varden) Solo Project (Fall 2005)
-Soft Beater (solo drumming) (2005)
May 30, 1974
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